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Insurer awarded over $3.3 million in costs and fees  (access required)

Where the indemnity agreement obligated the defendant to satisfy the insurer’s “losses, costs, damages, attorneys’ fees and expenses,” the insurer was awarded over $3.3 million, after deductions for unreasonable and inconsistent redactions in its invoices. Background On July 3, 2020, ...

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Defendant may be told identity of confidential informant (access required)

The defendant was entitled to know the identity of the confidential informant who witnessed three controlled drug buys. Although the government argued an undercover officer could corroborate the buys and that it had audio and video of the transactions, these ...

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Former employee alleges adverse treatment based on sexual orientation (access required)

A former employee’s factual allegations that he was subjected to differing conduct and comments that were tied to his gender-nonconforming behavior and sexual orientation were sufficient to defeat an association’s motion to dismiss those claims. Background This matter is before ...

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Miranda waiver enforced despite defendant’s claim he was drunk (access required)

Where the defendant signed a Miranda waiver, cooperated in a multi-hour interrogation, exhibited no signs of intoxication and responded to the officer’s questions clearly and with details, his argument that the waiver was defective because he was “tipsy” was rejected. ...

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